Friday, May 20, 2011

The Art of Verbal Seduction - Act 1 - 5/20/11

I love Shakespeare so when Daedalus Books offered Shakespeare and the Art of Verbal Seduction for a mere 3.98 - I ordered it immediately - then it sat on the shelf - until today when bored out of mind from being on medical leave for 4 weeks I strarted to flip thru it.

I thought I'd share some of my favorites as I go through the book hence the Act 1 - clever right? LOL

From All's Well That Ends Well:

1. Are you meditating on virginity?

2. {You're} a fair creature

From Anthony and Cleopatra:

3. Come, you'll play with me sir?

4. Where hast thou been, my heart

From As You Like It:

5.What shall be our sport then?

6. Sit you down in gentleness.

7.The sight of lovers feedeth those in love.

From Cymbeline:

8. {You are} the fairest I have look'd upon

9. Come, here's my heart.

10. By Jupiter, an angel! or if not,
An earthly paragon! Behold divineness.

There is my top ten for this week - and I'm only on page 5 of the book!!!! Which was your favorite?


  1. The English dept in my Catholic girls HS was HUGE on Shakespeare, and we read a lot of it throughout my time there. Sadly, I can't remember a damn bit of it, even though I remember having a blast when we had to read various works. I need to go back and read again.

    Hope you're doing well and we get to see you again real soon!

  2. LOL - I loved "Are you meditating on virginity?" Sheer classic!!! Sometimes when I had down time I'd go through poetry and be entranced for a while. Glad to hear you are feeling better - we all miss you!

  3. There are so many but agree with Jen about "Are you meditating on virginity?" Glad you're feeling better. I'm in editing hell.

  4. Thanks for stopping by!
    @Janet - I have 25 more pages to edit in Love By Design

  5. As one who meditated on virginity until I married, I too vote for this. Oh Will, you knew how to turn a phrase this way and that. Thanks Liz. We all are happy to know you're on the mend.